Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Project Motormouth is 2 charity conventions down, with a third on its way: the first was past Doctors, the second was past companions but for it's third they've got the man himself - the current Doctor, Peter Capaldi.
Joined by a host of other Doctor Who stars like Janet Fielding and Bonnie Langford, Peter Capaldi will take centre-stage and take part in photo opportunities, autographs and a Q&A session. Unfortunately tickets have already sold out for the event, but one team member was lucky enough to get tickets and if anyone else is heading there we'd love to hear from you!
We'll keep you updated on any future guest announcements, and you can view the official website here. Listed below are the list of current attendees.
- Peter Capaldi (12th Doctor)
- Janet Fielding (Tegan)
- Bonnie Langford (Mel)
- Anneke Wills (Polly)
- Richard Franklin (Mike Yates)
- Remi Gooding (Young Danny Pink)
- Matthew Dale (Little John)
- Derek Ritchie (Script Editor)
10 teasers for Doctor Who Series 8 Episode 12: 'Dark Water'. Hand-picked by Life, Doctor Who & Combom blog.
- "There is no third option"
- We know who she is...
- "Can you hurry up please or I'll hit you with my shoe"
- There's a ton of scenes with Chris Addison's character, Seb.
- "Death is not an end"
- "Who maintains your heart?"
- Dark water
- "I'm feeling a bit emotional at the minute"
- Missy and the Doctor really hit it off...
This wonderful Doctor Who sweater features a great 'knit effect' repeat pattern mixed in with your traditional Christmas jumper style snowflakes."
Fancy a festive-Who get up? The Good news is Forbidden Planet have put up for pre-order some great Christmas related who-items! T-shirts and jumpers relating to Doctor Who in a festive-style print are to be shipped on the 5th December, which means they're guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas Day!
T-shirts priced at £15.99 and the jumper print at £26.99. You can view and order them here.
The new digital issue Radio Times has been released today and it contains exclusive additional Doctor Who content, including a Radio Times Peter Capaldi photo gallery and a 30 page Monster supplement featuring pictures of the Doctor’s greatest foes from the Radio Times archive.
The new issue has famous fans, TV critics, children and former Doctor Tom Baker give their verdicts on the Capaldi’s Doctor. Contributors include Professor Brian Cox, Marc Almond and Keeley Hawes; plus test your Who knowledge Radio Times’ The Master Quiz and see how you compare next to Russell T Davies.
The Thick of It creator Armando Iannucci says: “The Peter I know is the smart, funny, thoughtful guy – and I think he’s exactly what the Doctor should be. In fact, when David Tennant said he was leaving, I wondered if they’d ask Peter – just a flicker. He seems to have the air of the classic Doctor.”
Former Doctor Tom Baker says: “He’s a wonderful choice to play the Doctor. Instantly one felt: this fellow comes from far far away, he’s strange. An instant frisson. And what’s the word? Yes, got it! Alien, he’s an alien. I salute him.”
Radio Times is available on the Apple Newsstand every Tuesday, for iPad and iPhone, at £1.99 per issue. Other platforms will receive it soon after.
Saturday, 25 October 2014
Monday, 20 October 2014
The BBC is set to launch a new online game, titled The Doctor and the Dalek and voiced by Peter Capaldi,aimed at children as part of the BBC's Make it Digital Initiative. You can read the press release below. A series of screenshots and promotional images are included. Please click on the images to enlarge.
Introduces computing skills to children as they help the Doctor on his latest adventure
The BBC has today announced The Doctor and the Dalek, a new online game for CBBC audiences voiced by Peter Capaldi. The game sees the newly regenerated Twelfth Doctor thrown into a dangerous quest with his most devious of enemies in a new, standalone, story from Doctor Who and Wizards vs Aliens TV writer, Phil Ford.
The Doctor and the Dalek – which has been specially released to be part of the BBC's Make it Digital initiative to inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, digital technology and programming – will be available freely at bbc.co.uk/cbbc from Wednesday 22nd October.
The Doctor and the Dalek
Players join the action as the TARDIS materialises amidst a deadly pursuit through space – a Dalek Saucer bearing down on a Cyber-ship. But from that Cyber-ship emanates a distress call – from a Dalek! On freeing the battered Dalek from his Cybermen captors, the Doctor finds himself taking his new unlikely ally on a mission to save all of creation from destruction at the hands of his greatest enemies.
But why would a Dalek turn to its mortal foe for help? To find out, join the Doctor and the Dalek in a new adventure spanning the Sontar homeworld and its vile Clone Chambers, which have never been shown on-screen before, as well as reintroducing the icy Cyber-tombs of Telos – last seen in classic Doctor Who episodes.
The Doctor said: "Oi! Short and not-very-old one! I need your help - I’ve got a Dalek and we’ve got a mission to save the universe. So get on over to the CBBC website, and play The Doctor and the Dalek while there’s still a universe left! Come on! Chop chop! Make it Digital on the BBC."
Introducing computing skills
A range of puzzles are featured throughout the game, where players must take control of the Dalek and program it to “power up” its ability to perform a range of tasks, such as flying. Each puzzle unlocks an achievement that helps the Doctor build the Dalek back to full strength, ensuring it can take on increasingly difficult challenges as the game progresses.
The puzzles are linked to the new computing curriculum and are designed to allow children across the UK to pick up core programming principles as they play. Several key stage 2 and 3 curriculum points – such as combining instructions to accomplish a given goal, using variables to alter behaviour, repetition and loops, and logical reasoning – are seamlessly integrated into the gameplay and, most importantly for children, are intuitive and fun.
Resources accompanying the game will be available from BBC Learning at bbc.co.uk/schoolscomputing for teachers and parents to help children get the most out of the game. These will provide links to other resources available from across the BBC and third parties, enabling children and teachers to take their learning journeys further.
Danny Cohen, BBC Director of Television, said: “The Doctor and the Dalek is a brand new Doctor Who story and a fantastic game, voiced by the wonderful Peter Capaldi. It’s an excellent example of how a hugely popular BBC show can give fans something extra, whilst also introducing wider audiences to increasingly important skills, such as coding and programming.”
Sinéad Rocks, Head of BBC Learning, said: “We’re really excited about the launch of The Doctor and the Dalek as not only is it a really entertaining platform game for kids to play but it’s also a great introduction to some key principles of computer programming. Every puzzle has a strong link to the KS2 or KS3 computing curriculum. So we think it’s going to be a really valuable tool for students, parents and teachers.”
The Doctor and the Dalek was commissioned by BBC Learning, developed and produced by BBC Wales and Somethin’ Else in association with BBC Future Media.